Chicago Cubs: Brennen Davis, OF
Down to the nitty-gritty in the top organizational prospects, Brennen Davis ranks in at number three overall. I do not know what can be said about the 19-year-old outfielder that hasn’t already, but Davis is quickly growing into a phenom.
A second-round selection in the 2018 amateur draft, Davis has made a mockery of minor league baseball two seasons into his professional career. In his first year at Rookie ball, Davis slashed a cool .298/.431/.333 with a .387 wOBA and 132 wRC+.
If that wasn’t good enough, he followed it up at the next level in South Bend by slashing .305/.381/.525 with a .415 wOBA and 160 wRC+. Davis was able to find his power as well, swatting eight big flies and driving in 30 runs. Concerning his strikeouts, Davis has done a great job in that regard. He posted an 18.6 percent strikeout rate at South Bend and as a 19-year-old, displayed fantastic patience.
His glovework is fantastic too. Across 410 2/3 innings at South Bend last year, Davis did not make a single error in any of the outfield positions. Davis has made just one total error through his first two seasons. That is one miscue in 60 games.
Davis is someone who is not expected in the big leagues until 2023. However, if he continues to perform as he has been, Davis will smash the daylights out of that expected arrival date. Beginning next season at Double-A for Davis would not be a surprise, followed up with an immediate promotion to the Show. Whatever the case may be, Davis is a unique talent who can make an impact on this club for the next decade.